Master of Science Degree in Counseling Option in School Psychology

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Master of Science Degree in Counseling Option in School Psychology

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The Master of Science Degree in Counseling, Option in School Psychology, is designed for graduate students who plan to work as school psychologists who will focus on the psychoeducational development of individuals from birth to age 21, their abilities and potentialities, biological, emotional, behavioral, and cultural factors that influence the learning process. Candidates who earn the master’s degree with this option also qualify for the Pupil Personnel Services credential with Advanced Specialization in School Psychology and Advanced Specialization in Child Welfare and Attendance Services.

The M.S. in Counseling option in School Psychology is accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists, the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, and the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Admission Deadline: January 15, 2017

Admission Requirements:

In addition to University requirements for amdission to graduate study, students:

  • must have a 2.75 GPA in the last 60 semester units or 90 quarter units attempted
  • submit the Division and College application forms
  • complete an undergraduate level statistics class (can be completed the summer prior to enrollment or during first year in the program)

Applications are considered once a year for admission to the Fall Semester. Students should expect most classes to be completed in the evening hours and to be on campus 2-4 days/week.

Prospective Student Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, 9/27/2016          Physical Sciences (PS) 102    6:00-7:30 PM
  • Friday, 10/14/2016           King Hall B2011                      3:00-4:30 PM
  • Tuesday, 10/25/2016        King Hall B3014                     4:00-5:30 PM
  • Monday, 11/7/2016          Physical Sciences (PS) 103    5:00-6:30 PM

These sessions will provide prospective candidates with a general overview of the various Counseling degree options (ABA, SBFC, SCH PSY, Rehab), the application process, and answer any questions.

School Psychology Information Sessions:

  • Tuesday, 9/27/2016          PS 102 and online*                 7:30-8:00 PM
  • Monday, 11/7/2016          PS 103 and online*                 6:30-7:00 PM

These sessions will provide prospective candidates with information specifically about the School Psychology degree option, including an overview of the field of school psychology, program course sequence, and practicum and internship requirements. *Prospective candidates may join these information sessions on campus or remotely. To join the session remotely, go to at the scheduled time and log in as a guest.

Master of Science Degree in Counseling Option in School Psychology